14 Jun '12, 10am

It's official - the UK again has the world's largest offshore wind farm

The UK's offshore wind energy industry is today celebrating as developers confirmed that the world's largest wind farm, the Walney project off the Cumbria coast, has been fully commissioned with all 102 turbines now feeding electricity to the grid. The wind farm, which combines the Walney 1 and Walney 2 wind farms, boasts 367MW of capacity and is expected to provide about 320,000 homes with renewable power. FURTHER READING Scottish government blocks 30-turbine Spittal Hall wind farm Offshore wind sector unveils plan to be cost competitive by 2020 The project, which was led by a joint venture containing Danish energy giant DONG Energy, UK utility SSE and investment group OPW, was hailed as a major milestone for the UK's burgeoning offshore wind sector. "DONG Energy is delighted that our record-breaking project is now fully operational, providing clean energy from the UK's a...

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